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USDA recalls ready-to-eat salami shipped to distribution centers in Michigan
Around 1,076 pounds of ready-to-eat salami and speck products shipped to distribution centers in Michigan, California ... some of the affected products could already be in consumers' homes. The issue was found after the department sampled the salami ...
By Benjamin Raven
Around 1,076 pounds of ready-to-eat salami and speck products shipped to distribution centers in Michigan, California, Illinois, New Jersey and New York have been recalled due to salmonella contamination fears.
The U.SDepartment of Agriculture announced the recall from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada-based Piller's Fine Foods on Saturday, Dec16The recall includes Black Kassel Piller's Dry Aged D'Amour Salami and Dry Aged Speck Smoked Prosciutto that were made in Canada and shipped to the U.SThese affected products have a best by date of May 12, 2018, and were manufactured between Sept22 and Oct12.
A retail distribution list has not been made available by the USDA as of Monday.
According to the recall, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is fearful some of the affected products could already be in consumers' homesThe issue was found after the department sampled the salami pack and a test showed up positive for Salmonella.
The recall is labeled as a Class I one with a high health risk, according to the USDA releasesConsumers are urged not to consume the affected products and to either throw them away or return them to place of purchase.
A Class I recall is a "situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death."
Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause cramps, fever, diarrhea and other symptomsWhile most recover without treatment, according to the release, the elderly and young children are most likely to suffer severe illness.
This is what the label of the product looks like, courtesy of the USDA:
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